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The Dallas Cowboys: The Outrageous History of the Biggest, Loudest, Most Hated, Best Loved Football Team in America

The Dallas Cowboys "From Dandy Don Meredith and Roger Staubach to the three Super Bowls won by the unbeatable trio of Troy Aikman, Michael Irvin, and Emmitt Smith in the mid-nineties, to TO, Tony Romo, and the glitzy soap opera team of today, the Cowboys have been the NFL's star franchise for 50 years. Love them or hate them-the Dallas Cowboys are known as "America's Team." But the Cowboys have never been just about Full description

Before the Whistle: Football Coaching 101

How do you know if your football team has what it takes to win the game? Because the Coach is more prepared than his competition!

In Before the Whistle: Football Coaching 101 you'll learn...

ohow to prepare your parents and family before the season even begins

ohow to establish a quality team and culture during the pre-season

ogame preparation and game management principles that give your players an edge

ohow to finish the season so the memories last a lifetime

Matt Kunz is the son of former NFL All-Pro offensive tackle George Kunz. He walked-on and played football for Coaches Lou Holtz and Bob Davie at the University of Notre Dame as both an inside linebacker and special teams player. He coached football at the youth, high school, and semi-pro levels for five years before he ran a small business doing private football instruction and football camps for athletes. He later authored Triumph! An Athlete's Guide to Winning On and Off the Field which contains forewords from National Championship Coaches Lou Holtz and Ara Parseghian. Most importantly, Matt Kunz has used the game of football to make a difference in the lives of those he played with, and those he coached. May you, too, Play with Confidence!

Their Glorious Summer

[Article] The summer of 1981 was indeed a fateful one for several young men who played collegiate summer ball in the Valley Baseball League (VBL) in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. For a trio of players on the New Market Rebels, it was the beginning of a journey that would see them enjoy lengthy major league careers. For three players on the Winchester Royals, Fate had seemingly propped open the door to legitimate dreams of future seasons in the big league sun as well, but 1981 would be the pinnacle of their baseball glory. It was a summer in which the team with Dennis Clow and Steve Peruso and Clay Daniel bested the team with Tom Browning and John Kruk and Dan Pasqua. Clow, Peruso, and Daniel together totaled 11 minor league seasons. Browning, Kruk, and Pasqua each played in the majors for 10 years or more.

Few would have predicted the degree of big league success for the Rebel trio. Browning was almost not allowed to return to the team, Pasqua was briefly dismissed from the team, and John Kruk, well "Johnny" did not fare well when he came up against a broom-stick wielding grandma after he accidentally spit tobacco juice on her carpet.

It was the Winchester Royals, founded by Keith Lupton who would go on to be named the executive of the year three times in three different minor leagues, who were the superior team. Their determination, their ability to stage improbable comebacks, and most of all their talent made the 1981 Winchester Royals one of the great summer league teams ever assembled.

Set as it was against the backdrop of the 1981 major league players' strike, the story of the battle for the President's Cup between the Rebels and the Royals epitomizes that mix of glory and poignancy that produces such passion in those who love the game.

An inspiring and easy read at only 7,000 words.